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Core i5-2320 Vs AMD A8-3850

– The i5-2320 belongs to the Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor, which is hailed by everyone for its excellent processor performance, but which, unfortunately does not impress it with its lackluster integrated graphics performance. On the top of it the i5-2320 does not even come with the HD Graphics 3000, but the low performance ( half the number of cores) HD Graphics 2000.

– The A8-3850, on the contrast is AMD’s APU ( Accelerate Processing Unit), that impresses with its Integrated graphics but does not perform anywhere near the Core i5-2330. Both have 4 cores but the Core i5-2320 is clocked slightly higher ( 3.0 GHz Vs 2.90 GHz) and performs better for a given clock.

– Depending upon whether you primary work with the desktop is computing oriented or the graphics/gaming oriented, the Core 5-2320 or the A8-3850 could be better suited.

Table : Core i5-2320 Vs AMD A8-3850 Feature Differences

Feature Core i5-2320 AMD A8-3850
Core Frequency 3.0 GHz 2.9 GHz
No. Of Cores 4 4
Cache Organization 6 MB Shared Cache 4 x1 MB L2 cache
Turbo Frequency 3.3 GHz None
TDP Rating 95 Watts 100 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 32 nm 32nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1333 DDR3-1866
Integrated Graphics Intel HD 2000 , Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.10 GHz Radeon HD 6550D GPU, 400 Shaders


Table : Core i5-2320 Vs AMD A8-3850 Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i5-2320 AMD A8-3850
PassMark CPU Mark Score
6080 4076
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better)
Not available not available
3D Mark 06 CPU
Not available 4134
Windows 7 Experience Score
Not available 7.4


Some more details of Core i5-2320

The Core i3-2320 bumps up the base and the turbo clock of the i3-2300 by 200 MHz making it more competitive. Other features stay same, including the integrated graphics.

Some more details of AMD A8-3850

The AMD A8-3850 is a Llano architecture based Quad-core processor. This processor comes with integrated memory controller, graphics card and northbridge on a single chip. The integrated graphics card is Mobility Radeon HD 6550D with the 400 DirectX 11 shader cores. The memory controller supports DDR3-1866 for the desktop. The maximum clock speed of this processor is 2.9GHz. There is no Turbo Boost technology to meet overclocking needs of the processor.

Further Suggested Readings

– The i5-2320 belongs to Sandy Bridge. Check out the Sandy Bridge Architecture.

– The A8-3850 belongs to the Llano Series. Take a look at at the Llano Architecture.

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